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National Restaurant Association Says Nutrition Information Provision Is Win for Consumers and Restaurants
Date:3/22/2010

Will Empower Consumers Across the Country to Make Smart Choices

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association today issued a statement praising passage of a provision that will provide more nutrition information to consumers in chain restaurants across the country.  The rule was a component of health care legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama.

The agreement creates a national, uniform standard for chain restaurants with 20 or more locations that would provide customers with a wide range of nutrition information -- mirroring the information available on packaged foods -- at the point of purchase.  Caloric information would be highlighted on menus, menu boards, and drive-thru boards.

"The passage of this provision is a win for consumers and restaurateurs," said Dawn Sweeney, National Restaurant Association President and CEO.  "We know the importance of providing consumers with the information they want and need, no matter in which part of the country they are dining.  This legislation will replace a growing patchwork of varying state and local regulations with one consistent national stand
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